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Barcodes for Bugs: Biology Students Build Databases of Biodiversity

November 20, 2014

…of the San Diego Biodiversity Project. Photos by Heather Henter Barcodes for Bugs: Biology Students Build Databases of Biodiversity If, when strolling through the coastal sage atop the Scripps Coastal Reserve just west of campus, you come across students peering closely into the foliage, consider yourself fortunate to witness some…

Deep-Sea Biodiversity Impacted by Climate Change’s Triple Threat

April 27, 2016

…that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change’s triple threat – rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels – is not uniform across the world’s oceans. The analysis by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego used responses to natural variation in temperature,…

‘Barcoding’ Life

January 30, 2014

…how to bridge the ‘biodiversity knowledge gap.’ Workshop participants spent Saturday morning collecting insects at the Scripps Coastal Reserve. Photos by Kim McDonald, UC San Diego San Diego is one of the world’s “hotspots” for biodiversity, home to a diverse collection of creatures found nowhere else in the world. But…

Scripps Family Members Gift $6 Million for Naming of New Facility

October 7, 2021

…Facility to Support Marine Biodiversity Research and Education The Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility to open at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Spring 2022 The University of California San Diego today announced the gift of $6 million from members of the Scripps family to support the…

Scientists to Study Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Potential on Seafloor off California

October 20, 2020

…27 to explore the biodiversity of deep sea habitats that are rich in minerals like phosphorus and manganese. Their goal is to document the life forms inhabiting these unique environments and assess their potential to yield chemical substances with pharmaceutical potential. The public will be able to see what the…

Flatworms Flout Global Biodiversity Patterns

July 31, 2015

…otherwise globally observed pattern—usually biodiversity is greatest in the tropics and decreases toward the poles. The study, published in Ecology, makes a case for using host–parasite relationships as a tool to understand why there are typically more species—and more intense interactions between species—in the tropics than anywhere else in the…

Like A Lot of Things, Women’s Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier than Men’s

May 14, 2019

…young women display greater biodiversity than young men. “It is well known that the microbiome changes from childhood to adulthood. We wanted to look at changes that happen in adulthood, from young adults to middle-aged adults, and if those changes are influenced by sex and age,” said senior author Varykina…

Scripps Oceanography’s Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Toasts 10 Years

January 19, 2012

…Scripps’ Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) celebrates its 10-year anniversary and looks forward to the decades ahead with two special events (both events are free but reservations are required). SCHEDULE: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m., Birch Aquarium at Scripps Nancy Knowlton, founding director of CMBC, will present…

Foreign Bees Monopolize Prize Resources in Biodiversity Hotspot

February 20, 2019

…Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. Credit: James Hung The honey bees’ monopoly over the most abundantly blooming plant species may strongly affect the ecology and evolution of species that are foundational to the stability of the region’s plant-pollinator interactions, the researchers said. “It’s concerning enough that a non-native species…

‘Illusion of Plenty’ Masking Collapse of Two Key Southern California Fisheries

September 26, 2011

…Scripps Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. “So as the true abundance is declining, the fisheries data used to assess the health of the fisheries are not showing that and give no indication of a collapse—this is referred to as ‘the illusion of plenty.’” Erisman says the cod fishery that…

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